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Microburst snowstorm blamed for 11-vehicle crash on I-15

(Utah Department of Public Safety)


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OGDEN — A microburst snowstorm is being blamed for causing an 11-vehicle crash that closed I-15 at the 12th Street exit Saturday afternoon. Two people were injured in the accident, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

UHP Trooper Evan Kirby said the injured man and woman were both in a 2008 Honda that was traveling north on I-15.

"They ran into the back of (another vehicle), and they ended sideways and then were T-boned by another vehicle," Kirby said.

The 25-year-old woman, who was sitting in the passanger seat, was taken to McKay-Dee Hospital in serious condition, a UHP statement said. Her husband, the driver, was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Their 6-month-old baby, who was in a child safety seat, was not injured.

UHP did not release names of the injured couple.

Ultimately, nine vehicles were towed from the crash site. Traffic was diverted through the 12th Street exit until the freeway reopened, just before 3 p.m.

Contributing: Nkoyo Iyamba

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